28 days in France & Italy Itinerary

28 days in France & Italy Itinerary

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28 days in France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Train:  3 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 9 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Lyon, France
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Crema, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Milan, Italy
— 9 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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9
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (Palace of Versailles, Temple de l'Amour, &more) and Rouen (Rue Saint-Romain, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris tour builder tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

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Versailles, Rouen, Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Champs
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

6
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Grenoble (Musee Dauphinois, Musee de Grenoble, &more) and Annecy (Mysteres du Lac & Lake Annecy). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, get your game on at SENSAS Lyon, and don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon day trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Crema.

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Grenoble, Annecy
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy

3
nights
Crema, Italy

Crema ©
Crema is a city and comune in the province of Cremona, in the region of Lombardy in northern Italy. Change things up with a short trip to Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata in Lodi (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santa Maria della Croce, don't miss a visit to Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Monumento ai Caduti di Crema nella Grande Guerra, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Crema.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Crema journey builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lyon to Crema. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Milan.

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Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata
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Basilica Santa Maria della Croce ©
Basilica Santa Maria della Croce
Santuario di Santa Maria delle Grazie ©

9
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Verona (Chiesa di San Procolo, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more), Castello di Vezio (in Vezio) and Bellano (Chiesa Sant’Andrea di Bonzeno & La Ca Di Radio Vecc). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Valle.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip planner.

Drive from Crema to Milan in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Verona, Cernobbio, Turin, Como, Bellano
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

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